Council urging tenants to swap homes

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government, Universal Credit

A local authority is encouraging social tenants to consider swapping homes with one another. Ashford Borough Council would like residents of council or housing association-owned properties who want and who are able to move to look at taking part in mutual exchanges. Tenants can swap with others in or out of the borough. The swap drive is being fuelled by the imminent welfare changes, which will include the implementation of the 'bedroom tax'. Tenants deemed to be 'under-occupying' their properties will b...

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